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Canadian startup Potential Motors is deep in development on what it classifies a new category of vehicle. At first we thought that was the usual startup hyperbole, but the deeper we dove, the more we found ourselves nodding in agreement. Potential looks to parlay the advantages of electric powertrain tech into a compact, go-anywhere UTV camper platform that raises the bar on overland exploration.
A recent study testing the popular dietary practice of time-restricted eating has delivered positive results, indicating greater weight loss compared to calorie counting. But researchers are still mired in a cloud of discordant findings, unable to clearly demonstrate whether the weight loss benefits of this intermittent fasting strategy are due to anything other than trial participants simply eat
Victorinox has introduced a limited edition version of its snack-oriented Picknicker knife, kitting out the 10-tool implement with a distinctly premium touch courtesy of European pear wood and a dash of Damascus steel.Continue ReadingCategory: Outdoors, LifestyleTags: Swiss Army, Multitools, Knife, Picnic
On the surface, this looks like an ordinary class 3 electric delivery van – one with a crazy-low floor, extra-large cargo space and gratuitous rear-wheel steering. But its entire drivetrain, suspension and steering systems live in the wheel arches.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: REE, Electric Vehicles, Van, Electric truck, Modular
Getting a bandage to stick to your skin can sometimes be difficult, particularly if that skin is wet. This isn't a problem with an experimental new wound dressing however, which uses ultrasound-induced microbubbles to better bond with the skin.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Dressings, Hydrogels, Ultrasound, McGill University, Wound
In wastewater produced by the textile industry and others, dye is one of the primary pollutants. A newly developed synthetic polymer is capable of removing that dye from the water, plus it can be cleaned up and reused to treat more wastewater.Continue ReadingCategory: Materials, ScienceTags: North Carolina State University, Purification, Pollution, Wastewater, Polymer
While the farming of salmon does help take pressure off wild stocks, the feed used to raise the fish still isn't entirely sustainably sourced. That may change, however, thanks to nutrient-rich worms that eat readily available seaweed.Continue ReadingCategory: Good Thinking, LifestyleTags: SINTEF, Fish, Aquaculture, Seaweed, Sustainable
In only its third year, the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year contest has quickly become a most impressive nature photo contest. This year’s highlights range from a rare glimpse at a caracal hunting in Tanzania, to an extraordinary shot of a moth covered in tiny balls of pollen.Continue ReadingCategory: Photography, TechnologyTags: Photographers, Wildlife, Animals, Photography, Competition, Awa
The Flit-16 folding ebike launched on Kickstarter back in 2019 is now on general sale as the upgraded Commuter Edition, which we got to ride and fold, roll along and then unfold and ride for a few days earlier in the month.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: City, Pedal-assisted, Folding, Last-mile transport, ebikes, Reviews
After 150 years sitting silently in a museum, a strange specimen has now sung its song once more. Scientists have digitally recreated the sound of a long-lost species of insect, not seen since 1869, by creating 3D scans of its wings. The specifics of the tune could help track down living specimens in the wild – if there are any left.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Insect, Species, Animals,

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